He was the speaker and organizer of the Jugendstil art movement and promoter of young, up-and-coming talent. He created some of the most famous Art Nouveau paintings worldwide and gave Vienna plenty of reasons to celebrate his 150th Birthday in 2012.
The landscapes he painted during the many summer holidays he spent on Attersee show that Gustav Klimt was in equal measure receptive to contemporary trends and deeply rooted in the tradition of Austrian landscape painting.
With the exception of his early works, Gustav Klimt painted portraits only of women. These paintings, along with his drawings, show him to be one of the greatest masters of eroticism in the history of art.
Gustav Klimt’s last and only surviving studio, located in Vienna’s Hietzing neighbourhood, offers insights into the artist’s work and life environment. It reopened in the late summer of 2012 after extensive renovation. www.klimt.at